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21 Gaza flotilla activists still in Israeli jail

A group of 21 activists who tried to sail to Gaza in breach of an Israeli blockade of the territory remain in Israeli custody, pending legal proceedings, the interior ministry said on Sunday. “There are 21 passengers detained who refused to be expelled immediately and are engaged in proceedings against…

Pakistan says U.S. warning on militants hurts ties

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The U.S. warning on militants based in Pakistan, blamed by Washington for this week’s attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, works against counter-terrorism cooperation between the two allies, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. It was referring to comments by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta…

Pakistan demands US apology for deadly drone strike

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan has strongly condemned a drone strike against a Taliban bastion in the northwest tribal region that killed 35 people and demanded an apology and explanation from United States. Civilians and police were among those killed Thursday when US missiles ploughed into a militant training compound in…

Police raid company of Russia’s richest woman

MOSCOW – Crack police forces raided the office of Russia’s richest woman on Thursday in a probe linked to the $435 million she received from a bank founded by the deposed mayor of Moscow — who is also her husband. Yelena Baturina called the sweep a political provocation that had…

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